Saturday, June 25, 2016
Monday, April 14, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
It's been forever since I've had a chance to post. (Yay school!) However, I have started sewing again and it looks like I will have a completed dress within the next two weeks! Pictures will come when it's done! I am officially signed up to go to the 1861 Girl's School at the Athenaeum Rectory this July, so I have a ton of work to do- thankfully I have a full month and a half of summer break before leaving. I also have the amazing opportunity to work at Old Sturbridge Village this summer as an interpreter- more on that this summer!
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Work is really slow right now, I am sooooo terribly busy with school. Somehow I've still made progress on the green dress. All I have to do is finish attaching hooks and eyes, add buttons, hem it and attach the collar and under sleeves. I am determined to have it all done by Christmas so that I can get on with the the rest of the dresses. Thankfully my huge project for school will be done by late January, so my work load should hopefully lighten a bit, and school gets out mid May, so I will have a month and a half to dedicate to sewing before Tennessee. I am also applying for a junior internship at Old Sturbridge Village for next summer (as if I really need another thing on my plate)(but I do love history so!) I haven't been taking pictures as I go because I keep forgetting. But here is a picture of some of the handsewing I did today :) (You can see my first attempt at piping in the background)
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Got a bit of shopping done for my dress project. School's started, so I'm hard pressed to find time for sewing, but I am determined! I picked up fabric for the last two dresses and velvet for trim on the one I'm currently working on.
Clockwise, starting from top left: green (celery if you want to be snobby bout it) satin to be used to trim my ball gown (Simplicity 2881), ivory satin-y taffeta-y stuff (whatever the bridal section had) to be the main part of the ball gown, oodles of black cotton for the mourning dress (so as far as I know, cotton for mourning isn't exactly period, but it's for Tennessee in July, and it's in my budget...) sheer white cotton for under sleeves of current dress (the green one), and black velvet for trimming.